Advanced PC Architecture

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Addison-Wesley, 2001 - Computers - 583 pages
This book aims to give a thorough grounding on the key areas of PC hardware, namely the processor and the architecture of the PC. Aimed at anyone working with or on PC hardware as standalones or within networks, the book will provide current information on the state of the art in processors (Intel 8086/8; 80486, Pentium & Pro; P6 & P7), on ISA/PCI/PCMIA buses and on hardware/software integration. The material is up to date with the latest developments, but much of it is timeless, as it covers earlier established technologies currently in use.

For the first time, this book shows every single connection within a PC and how all the bits of a PC fit together.

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PC Basics
Introduction to Intel Processors
Bus Cycles Bus Controller and Direct Memory Access

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William Buchanan is a Senior Lecturer at Napier University, Edinburgh. He acts as a consultant for British Gas, among other companies, and he is a founding partner of Real-Time Technologies, Ltd. Austin Wilson is a computer hardware expert, working in the industry everyday with future computer hardware products. He has a wealth of theoretical and practical computer hardware knowledge. He provides a company consultant service and lectures at local colleges and universities; part of which includes course material updates and staff development classes.

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